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    Paris 1919 : six months that changed the world Random House trade paperback ed.
    MacMillan, Margaret, 1943-

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    Personal Author:
    MacMillan, Margaret, 1943-
    Uniform title:
    Paris 1919 : six months that changed the world / Margaret MacMillan.
    Edition statement:
    Random House trade paperback ed.
    Publication info:
    New York : Random House, 2003, ©2002.
    Physical description:
    xxxi, 570 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
    Content type:
    General Note:
    Originally published: Peacemakers. London : J. Murray, 2001.
    Bibliography note:
    Includes bibliographical references (p. [497]-544) and index.
    Between January and July 1919, after "the war to end all wars," men and women from around the world converged on Paris to shape the peace. Center stage was an American president, Woodrow Wilson, who with his Fourteen Points seemed to promise to so many people the fulfillment of their dreams. Stern, intransigent, impatient when it came to security concerns and idealistic in his dream of a League of Nations that would resolve all future conflict peacefully, Wilson is only one of the characters who fill the pages of this book. David Lloyd George, the British prime minister, brought Winston Churchill and John Maynard Keynes. Lawrence of Arabia joined the Arab delegation. Ho Chi Minh, a kitchen assistant at the Ritz, submitted a petition for an independent Vietnam. For six months, Paris was effectively the center of the world as the peacemakers carved up bankrupt empires and created new countries. This book brings to life the personalities, ideals, and prejudices of the men who shaped the settlement. They pushed Russia to the sidelines, alienated China, and dismissed the Arabs. They struggled with the problems of Kosovo, of the Kurds, and of a homeland for the Jews. The peacemakers, so it has been said, failed dismally; above all they failed to prevent another war. Margaret MacMillan argues that they have unfairly been made the scapegoats for the mistakes of those who came later. She refutes received ideas about the path from Versailles to World War II and debunks the widely accepted notion that reparations imposed on the Germans were in large part responsible for the Second World War.
    Personal subject:
    Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924.
    Conference subject:
    Paris Peace Conference (1919-1920)
    Title subject:
    Treaty of Versailles (1919)
    Subject term:
    World War, 1914-1918--Peace.
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    Invalid LCCN: 2002023707
    0375760520 : $16.95 ($25.95 Can.)

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